20 February, 2009

Carl Brandt Liquor Chocolates

I found these delicious little treats at a local store over the weekend: Brandt Brandy Beans, and Brandt Whiskey Beans. Manufactured in Germany by Brandt Zwieback-Schokoladen GmbH, and imported by their US division Carl Brandt Inc. of Fairfield CT, these marvelous liquor-filled goodies are one of my favorite confections.

Each candy is an inch-long bean-shaped dark chocolate shell filled with a whiskey or brandy liqueur. Although not very strong (the label on the Whiskey Beans indicates "whiskey 13%" in the ingredients, or about 7 proof) the candies are immensely satisfying: The chocolate is silky and luxurient and the whiskey is ever so slightly warming and vaporous. Couple that decadence with the "naughtiness" of the whiskey and it is easy to see why these are so appealing.

According to Brandt's website, there are three flavors of Brandy Beans available - the original Brandy, and three newly-introduced varieties: Orange Liqueur, Whiskey, and Vodka. I look forward to trying them all.


Carl Brandt Inc. US website (includes contact information for US wholesalers and retailers)

Brandt Zwieback-Schokoladen GmbH (English language site)

Brandt Zwieback-Schokoladen GmbH (German language site)

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